Currently on display at Gagosian’s Britannia Street Gallery in London are five new monumental paintings by American artist Cy Twombly. Each painting depicts four wood panels with three vibrantly colored roses in full bloom. The colors of the roses range from deep burgundy to bright orange, violet, crimson, and gold against a turquoise background. Stanzas from “Les Roses” by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke are inscribed on the last panel of each painting. The poems inspired this series of works and tell of the artist’s characteristic coupling of painting and poetry.

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